Recurring Events at Hyde Park School of Dance

The Nutcracker

Without question, The Nutcracker is one of our most beloved annual traditions. Students of Hyde Park School of Dance aged seven and up come together year after year to bring this family favorite to life on the stage of beautiful neighboring Mandel Hall

Colorful costumes, beautiful choreography, kid-friendly narration, and Tchaikovsky's iconic score delight audiences within the festive confines of the historic Victorian theatre. Outside the theatre, before the curtain rises, during intermission, and after the show, audiences are treated to a bustling holiday bazaar, replete with last-minute gifts, delicious refreshments, souvenirs of the show, and character meet and greets. 

But The Nutcracker isn't the only performance you'll see when you attend!  Putting the "pre" in "pre-show entertainment" are the little dancers who set the stage for the fun to follow in The Nutcracker's adorable opener, the Pre-Ballet Holiday Show! Four-, five-, and six-year-olds perform original choreography to some of their favorite holiday tunes in what, for many, is their big stage debut. 

For a heart-warming family-friendly holiday treat, don't miss The Nutcracker, presented by Hyde Park School of Dance!